Peace Officer Careers

CDCR expects to hire approximately 7,000 correctional officers over the next three years due to the increase in retirements.

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Careers and Exams

We have many exams available all the time. Some exams appear on multiple pages so that they are easier to find. When looking through the exam bulletin listings be sure to look at both the OPEN and PROMOTIONAL listings, because a bulletin you may be looking for may not be posted on multiple pages.

Vacancy List

If you have already taken an exam for employment with the State of California you can apply for the specific job(s) for which you qualify. View the CDCR Vacancy List to see if we're hiring for that classification.

Information for Job Seekers:

Retiree Employment: